I had thought of using the EX Light for Intl. business and other trips as well as backpacking, which is why I care about the color. The tasteless American look isn't for me.
M B, why do you say it isn't for use around town? Is it too delicate? I'd just get the UL down jacket with pockets and a thicker fabric, but I'm worried that the fit would be baggy on me.
Jennifer, short is something I have to consider. I don't have a long torso for my height, but I'm skinny so have to wear a small, which results in a shorter torso.